The following Topics concerning sustainability will be covered by the upcoming GCSM:

Sustainable Products
  • Product (re)design for Circular Economy
  • Product recovery, reuse and remanufacturing
  • Product life cycle, information and knowledge management
  • Product service systems
Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing processes, tools and equipment
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Resource utilization and waste reduction
  • Maintenance, service, repair and overhaul of manufacturing machines and equipment
Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing system design
  • Production planning, scheduling and control
  • Sustainable reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Sustainable supply chains
Crosscutting Topics in Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Sustainable value creation
  • Strategies and business models
  • Industry 4.0 and sustainable manufacturing
  • Metrics for sustainable manufacturing (Product, Process, Systems)
  • Education and workforce development